June 19, 2018 14:17 IST

Chart-topping rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida

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US rapper XXXTentacion, who shot to fame with consecutive hit albums, has been killed aged 20. He was reportedly shopping for a motorcycle in South Florida when a gunman opened fire on his vehicle. Police in Broward County said XXXTentacion, whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy, was taken to hospital and later pronounced dead. He was often described as one of rap's most controversial artists and was facing domestic violence charges. A witness told celebrity news website TMZ that multiple shots rang out outside the motorcycle dealership. Credit: (John McCall/South Florida Sun Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)
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A BMW sits idle after reports of a shooting in Deerfield Beach involving Broward rapper XXXTentacion on Monday, June 18, 2018. The celebrity news site TMZ reports that the 20-year-old XXXTentacion, given name Jahseh Onfroy, was shopping for a motorcycle when a gunman ran up to his vehicle and shot him. Credit: (John McCall/South Florida Sun Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images)